Where We Work
The warming and acidification of the oceans, caused by rising levels of anthropogenic carbon dioxide, pose a serious threat to tropical coral reef ecosystems. We are currently studying the effects of these threats with our collaborators in the Republic of Palau.
In June 2012, three individuals from our lab flew into Apia, Samoa where we joined the crew of the vessel Nai’a for a month long expedition to the Phoenix Islands Protected Area (PIPA).
During September 2012, three individuals from our lab traveled to Kiritimati, Kiribati where we joined the crew of Pangea Explorations’ vessel Sea Dragon for a month long expedition to several remote islands in the equatorial Pacific.